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Alley Faith and Illume

Alley Faith is the well-known radio co-host on the 103.7 KissFM Milwaukee Mornings show Alley and DZ. After a 150 lb. personal weight loss journey, Alley chose our physicians for her next step; skin removal surgery, including an Arm Lift, Breast Augmentation, and a Tummy Tuck. Alley is sharing a behind-the-scenes look at her journey every step of the way. Follow along below. 

“I’m so excited to finally share that I have made a decision and chosen my place for my skin removal surgery! I’m so emotional about this that I could cry. After researching, asking around and consulting multiple plastic surgeons, it became clear to me that Illume Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is exactly where I’m supposed to be for this part of my journey. The doctors have been amazing at my consultations and I’m more than certain this surgery will be life changing for me. It’s a full circle moment in my weightloss journey.”

– Alley

Alley’s Initial Consultation

A personal consultation is the first step for anyone considering plastic or cosmetic surgery. During this meeting one of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific goals for surgery.

“I promised I’d bring you on my whole skin removal journey so today I’m bringing you with me to my consultation. ? I was nervous going in but also really excited. The doctors made me feel comfortable while I asked a lot of questions—and when I learned that Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa is the largest provider of cosmetic medicine in the Milwaukee area with 6 board certified plastic surgeons I felt even more comfortable. ? I can’t waitttt”
– Alley

Alley’s Pre-Surgical Appointment

A pre-surgery appointment is the last appointment before surgery. Steps to prep for surgery, steps of the procedure, and post-operative care are discussed.

“21 days and counting!! Had my pre-surgery appointment and the next time I return to Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa it will be for my skin removal surgery. ? I’m so freaking excited! Such a full circle moment in my weightloss and health journey. Thanks for coming along friends your support means the world.? ”
– Alley

Alley Talking About Her Pre-Surgery Appointment on KISS 103.7

by Alley Faith | Milwaukee Mornings Alley & DZ

Alley’s Recovery

Alley looking great at her post-op appointment, 1 week after surgery.

“One week later and recovery is going great. I drove for the first time today and am moving around quite a bit! I still need a nap after I do a lot of activity but everyday I get more and more energy. Someone asked me if I have any regrets—absolutely not. Having zero regrets! Glad I did it. ? And very grateful for all the friends who have let me stay with them, helped me get around, brought me food and checked in on me. ? ”
– Alley

Alley’s Before & Afters

Alley’s side-by-side before and after pictures!.

“It’s officially been 16 weeks since surgery. 4 months total. I still have these surreal moments where I can’t believe that I had skin removal surgery. It continues to feels like a dream sometimes—and I REALLY can’t believe I lost 150 pounds and have kept it off for 4 years ? even with pictures to look at it still takes time to process that the outside looks different because we always feel like ourselves on the inside. It’s not all physical though. I’ve experienced a lot of mental and emotional growth over the past 10 years thanks to therapy, maturity and life experiences among other things, but I think that it all goes together at the end of the day. People ask me the secret to weightloss and keeping it off and I think that its simple: mind + body have to be healthy for it all to click. You have to do it for yourself and no one else. I love sharing my journey with you because you all have been so supportive ? AND it forces me to stop and reflect on some of these things and remember to live in the moment and enjoy it—something we can all probably work on. Here’s to the next 4 months and hoping for more growth to come ? thanks again to Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa for all the guidance through this skin removal process? I have zero regrets! Including getting new boobs ? along with my tummy tuck and arm lift—because having kids and weightloss are NOT kind to the girls let’s be real ladies. ?
– Alley

“The morning of surgery —> 9 weeks post surgery. Today was my 2 month appt with my doctor and if went great. ? Not only did he say my recovery progress was ahead of the curve, he said I now have zero lifting restrictions and I can work out again ?which makes me very happy. I will return to Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa to see him again in early March and I’ll keep wearing my silicon strips 6-8 hours a day over my scars(they help with healing and helping the scars fade)but overall I still cannot believe I actually did this—it’s like a dream ? but I’m THRILLED to be on the other side now. My stomach still gets a little swollen from time to time but he said that should subside when I hit 6 months, so I’m excited for that milestone. I’ll continue to keep you updated but so far so good! This has been a life changing year for me and I’m excited to start 2023 with an even more positive outlook. As always you guys have been the best and so supportive and I have loved taking you on this journey with me. ? It’s been a wild ride! 
– Alley

“7 weeks out from surgery and finally ready to start showing you my arms. ? I knew they needed some help but looking at the before and after really puts it in perspective for me. I see my dr again next week at Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa for my 8 week check up and I’m excited to get cleared to exercise again so I can really put these things to use because its not about being “skinny” for me, it’s about being STRONG. ? I’ll update you next week and as always thanks for all your support. ?
– Alley

“Yesterday marked 4 weeks since I had surgery and I’m finally feeling comfortable enough to share some before and after pics with you—I really have appreciated your patience on this—and honestly this was the first time I had put the before and after pics next to each other and now I’m glad I did—because it’s a good reminder of why I did what I did and how happy I am with my results and how far I’ve come. ? It’s a long process and as you can see even my belly button is still healing. I still have swelling on and off and I’m expecting that to continue for a bit longer but overall it has been SO worth it. Can’t wait to show you my arms next. They are still healing and I wanna get a little farther in the healing process before I feel comfortable sharing those. This has been a wild journey that I never saw coming but your support has been amazing and helped me continue to be as transparent as possible. So please know I appreciate all of you! And last but not least thanks again to Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa for guiding me on this part of my journey!”
– Alley

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